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Fifty Hotel & Suites by Affinia

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155 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022

(212) 751-5710

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General Info

Fifty NYC opened in October 2004 after a $12-million renovation as an executive club suite hotel. In November 2013, the hotel unveiled its latest $19 million, top-to-bottom redesign, encompassing all guest rooms and suites, as well as all public spaces, including the lobby, popular second floor Club Room and corridors.

The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of midtown, just blocks away from Manhattan’s major attractions such as Fifth Avenue shops, Rockefeller Plaza, corporate headquarters on Park and Madison Avenues, world-class restaurants and Grand Central Station. Fifty NYC is two blocks from the 6 subway train, making it conveniently accessible to the city’s top attractions.

General Manager : Brian Gehlich

Managed By : Denihan Hospitality Group

Social Networks Website: Affinia.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/AffiniaHotels Google+ FiftyNYC Twitter: @AffiniaHotels

Press Contacts : Cole Hernandez, cole.hernandez@denihan.com

Hours
Regular Hours

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Fax: (212) 753-1468

Services/Products
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Guestrooms
<br>The renovation expanded the hotel's inventory with 41 additional rooms for a total of 251 guestrooms, including 100 rooms with urban kitchens and 19 with private terraces with Manhattan skyline views.
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Guest Services
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<li>Club Room with communal tables, lounge seating, a fireplace, TVs, and coffee/tea station</li>
<li>Lobby Lounge with iMac computers, a printer & fireplace</li>
<li>Free Wi-Fi in all public spaces</li>
<li>Wine Hours available daily from 5-6PM</li>
<li>Curated art collection by local artists</li>
<li>Slip + Sketch art program with professional NYC illustrators</li>
<li>24-Hours Cupboard in Lobby, offering sundries and snacks</li>
<li>Grocery kits from FreshDirect (starting from $70)</li>
<li>Gourmet cold-pressed jucies by Love Grace ($10)</li>
<li>Continental breakfast served in the Club Room ($16.95 per person, $7.95 for children)</li>
<li>24/7 Gym with Life Fitness equipment</li>
<li>Room service</li>
<li>Valet Parking</li>
<li>Coin-operated laundry</li>
<li>Corporate / monthly rates</li>
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Design & Decor
<br>Fifty NYC is an artfully residential hotel that captures the spirit of the Midtown neighborhood and energy of New York City in its atmosphere with a collection of local artwork and eclectic treasures found throughout the city.
<br>Re-imagined by celebrated architect Nobutaka Ashihara and international interior design firm Dawson Design Associates, the
property’s approachable yet modern environment is achieved through textures, rich woods and classic lines – all of which underlie
Fifty NYC’s boutique hotel experience.
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 Business Features
<br>All of Fifty NYC’s rooms feature:
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<li>Workspace with ergonomic chair</li>
<li>High-speed wireless Internet access</li>
<li>Cordless phones with direct dial and voicemail</li>
<li>Dataport for fax, computer and modem hookup with desk-level access</li>
<li>Task lighting</li>
<li>Extra electrical outlets on sides of bedside tables</li>
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Club Room
<br>The redesign of the Fifty NYC’s ever-popular Club Room incorporates striking new access through the lobby by way of a sweeping, stainless steel-and-stone staircase. The space – exclusive to guests for socializing, relaxing, or taking advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi – will be adorned in gleaming hard woods and lush carpets. Several distinct sections make the living room-like space ideal for small groups to gather for a Manhattan private reception event.
<br>Guests enjoying getting together by the fireplace in the Club Room’s Den, can enjoy a glass of wine from hotel wine partner Balance
during nightly hosted wine hours (5 – 6 PM), or with a cup of hot tea or coffee, served all day. The Club Room can accommodate intimate gatherings or corporate meetings from 15 – 20 people.
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Affinia Hotel Experience
<br> Affinia Happenings: From Football Sundays to drawing lessons, a variety of experiences are available for guests to appeal to their personal pursuits and interests. For a calendar of events, visit affinia.com/happenings.
<br>VIPaws: Affinia extends gracious service and personal attention to guests’ four-legged companions with the VIPaws program. The
program features
Brands
Denihan
Payment method
amex, cash, discover, mastercard, visa
Location
A stay at Fifty NYC-an Affinia hotel places you in the heart of New York, minutes from St. Patrick's Cathedral and Chrysler Building. This 4-star hotel is close to Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center.
Neighborhoods
Midtown East, Midtown Manhattan, Turtle Bay
Amenities

Guestroom Amenities

  • Custom-designed bed covered with a down comforter and wrapped in luxurious triple sheeting
  • Urban Kitchens in all studios & suites
  • Six-choice pillow menu (Buckwheat, Down, Hypo-Allergenic, Magnetic Therapy, Sound, and Swedish Memory Pillow)
  • Flat screen TVs with Web browser
  • MP3 player
  • Shower with thermostat control to preset water temperature
  • Comfort Zone eco-friendly bath amenities
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
Categories
Hotels, Bed & Breakfast & Inns, Corporate Lodging, Lodging, Motels, Trade Shows, Expositions & Fairs
Other Information

Specialties: Fireplace, Art Program, Suites, Private Club Room

Property Amenities: Multilingual staff, Express check-in, Breakfast available (surcharge), Elevator/lift, Express check-out, Safe-deposit box at front desk, Fireplace in lobby, Porter/bellhop, Laundry facilities, Business center, 24-hour front desk, ATM/banking, Concierge services, 24-hour fitness facilities, Tours/ticket assistance, Luggage storage, Dry cleaning/laundry service

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mansenfrank46y

06/03/2011

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Waste of my money

A horrible experience for me last time I visited this hotel. I booked my room two days in advance before arriving here, but upon arrival, they stated that there was no room available. When I forced the issue, they finally gave me a room that was less than totally clean. The only positive note was that the management offered a discount on my next room reservation.

berndonoyahoo

03/23/2009

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i love this hotel.

i was in town for a short visit from switzerland with my two dogs. As an ex-NYer, there were tons of friends I wanted to catch up with. The Affinia concierge discussed room options with me. Housekeeping made up the sofa bed for overnight guests. Dogs were treated like king and queen. Our room had a lovely balcony. I ordered wine deliveries and several restaurant deliveries and everything went perfectly smoothly. The price was amazing too. Highly recommended.

ericaloveseric

03/13/2007

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amazing suite!

I went on an overnight in NYC and stayed at the Affinia 50. I highly recommend the one bed room suite. if you can splurge get the deluxe room with the balcony. We got there and to our suprise we had a room #1705 that had a wrap around terrace. This was no balcony, it was better!! It had three seperate doors onto this huge terrace, one door was in the bedroom! It was great! Overlooking the busy streets we were entranced watching the passing cars and taxis. The hotel is a non smoking hotel, but the terrace allowed for that as long as you clean up after yourself. We ordered the ""passion package"" and were very pleased with rose petals on the bed, a basket of assorted chocolates and candles and a bottle of champagne. The service here was extremely friendly, the door man ""Manny"" literally ran down the street to hail a cab for us; the front desk service was all smiles and accomodating. Full self service kitchen in every room, complementary coffee, Aveda bath product and the plushest bathrobes. Top Notch!!

bellalinsay

03/06/2006

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Great place to stay on weekends!

This hotel was very inexpensive for a weekend stay! If you're a business person expect to pay a nice price for a business day stay! The room was immaculately clean, the people at the door and in the lobby were extremely helpful. The bed is ultra comfy and the rooms are very spacious. I've stayed at the W Hotel in Times Square and the regular 2 bed room was 1/2 the size of my 1 bed room at the Affinia 50! I was impressed with the quality of the hotel and the location is good as well. You can walk to several museums and there are plenty of options restaurant wise in the area....

scarlett1981

02/15/2006

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Expect something to go wrong!

I have had several negative experiences with the Affinia 50. I have attempted to change the date of check in on the phone, resulting in a complete cancellation of the resevation (which we didn't find out until we arrived!). I have also requested that an amenity be sent to a guest staying with them. After the runaround of 8 or so transfers, my order was never sent! They have an antiquated username/password system on their website, with no way for you or them to retrieve your username/password when asked. They supposedly sent my request to their outside IT company and no one ever got back to me. If you like people who brush you off and transfer you to the next guy, go for it.

waysquared

06/18/2005

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Great for large groups!

We stayed at the Affinia 50 and requested a 2-bedroom suite (hard to come by in NYC). Not only was the suite HUGE, it was clean and very affordable ... we even had wrap-around balcony to enjoy the views! The staff was friendly and helpful, and they made the coordination of mulitiple travel schedules and individual requests seem like a breeze. I will definitely stay here again in the future.

melanieangelina

11/18/2004

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Not good for long stays

I booked the Shelburne for my mother who was visitng new york, thinking it would be a good long-term stay option as it is affordable and in a safe neighborhood. The staff was rude and unprofessional, making her feel uncomfortable and unwanted. Seeing as how she was staying for a month and giving them excellent business, you would think it would be the opposite. My mother is quiet, undemanding, and hardly even there. It was as if they resented her for staying there. Unless you are looking for an affordable place to stay for a couple of nights, I would absolutely not recommend the Shelburne

ballastlax

07/07/2003

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Pleasant & Homey

Stayed here over July Fourth weekend 2003. Got a very nice suite for a decent price, perfect for socializing with another copuple who also had a smaller room in the Shelburne. I saw the rooftop sign, but we were not discouraged. The rooftop bar is closed for renovations, but we and a hundred friends went up to watch the fireworks in the East River (with Empire and Chrysler Bldgs behind us). Great view without the hassle of walking to the uber-crowded FDR. Rooms were pleasant in a faded, dated but very clean way. Not a ton of restaurants and nightlife nearby, but it was quiet. One of the elevators was in and out of order, making getting to the high floors a hassle, but the staff was very friendly/helpful.

mlegros75

01/02/2003

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Great Value!

My husband and I just got back from a 5-day stay at Plaza Fifty. The hotel staff was extremely helpful and very friendly. We stayed in a regular guest room...not a bad size and conveniently equipped with mini-fridge, microwave, dishes, and utensils. The bed was a little hard, but we will definitely stay here again.

emmdub

12/03/2002

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Overall
Perfect -- except for the roof

The Shelburne is friendly without being pushy, and cosy but not at all small. The ""kitchenettes"" are great -- it's nice to have someone do your dishes for you! The location is absolutely perfect, with Grand Central a few blocks away.

My only complaint is that when you go up to the top floor, there's a sign near the door to the roof that says ""The rooftop terrace is intended for guests on the 16th floor only. It is not for general guest use."" Naturally, we ignored the sign and enjoyed the view, but how ridiculous is that rule?! If I'm going to pay that much, I'm going to go out on the roof!

jenyang25

08/20/2002

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Fabulous

The Shelburne was perfect! Spacious, clean, and curteous. You rarely hear a good review about a hotel, especially in NY. I highly recommend this hotel!